Double Double, Toil And Trouble Part VIII
s this series has been diagramming Scriptural examples of the Mystery of Thirds, in which “two parts” are “cut off,” and the “third part” is redeemed in accord with Zechariah 13’s epic pronouncements, we are probing the relationship between the “two parts.” These finite two are related to the doubled curse (as opposed to the doubled blessing), which is found throughout Scripture
A primary element in the formula is found in what we call Dragonspeak, also known as the Language of Lucifer. This term, obviously derived from the Revelational text related to the False Prophet who speaks “as a dragon” (Revelation 13:11), addresses the process of dialogue, which is instrumental in the efforts of the False Prophet to “cause” the Multitudeto morph into the Image of the Beast, and embrace his agenda – the emotionally driven, intellectual justification for constructing a program which theMultitude believes will bring them life:
“The [false prophets] have seen vanity and lying divination [two parts], saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word….by promising him life” (Ezekiel 13:6,22).
The previous Scripture says a false prophet “causes” others to believe that they will confirm the prophetic word, and this is a core ingredient of how the Spirit in the False Prophet brings the body of the Multitude into becoming one with the “image” of the Beast. This dynamic occurs in examples found in every book of the Bible. For instance, although everyone knows the serpent in the Garden lured Eve into the fall through conversation, few realize this very process is what occurred in the fall, as Eve “hoped” that she would “confirm” the word of the serpent, by entering into the place where she disobeyed the instruction of God.
In other words, as she ate the fruit, she “hoped” she would not die, and that she would become “as God.” Thus, she was deceived into thinking her action would “confirm” the word given by the serpent. This mysterious impulse is also the primary component in the Spiritual dynamic being addressed in the Double Double, Toil and Trouble series.
This process, characterized centuries ago as the Dialogue To Consensus, creates a third entity when good collides with evil, and it forms a pathway that feeds into the death found in departing from the ways of the LORD.
“…to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season…[but] the wages of sin is death” (Hebrews 11:25, Romans 6:23).
When the two opposing factions of righteousness and iniquity conduct a dialogue, it creates a relationship – such as that demonstrated in the Genesis example in the Garden. As the relationship develops, it results in consensus, even when the two factions “agree to disagree,” and the power of sensuousness animates that conflicted consensus.
If we think of Eve’s position as representing the righteousness of God, or the life which is found in the LORD, the serpent is obviously the evil, or the death found in the Devil, as he presents a doubled lie to the first woman:
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die…and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4, 5).
In the relationship which is formed between the two polarities, the emotionally fed desire to preserve the relationship emerges, and that fellowship takes on a life of its own. This is the “life” the False Prophet is able to impart to the Image of the Beast.
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast…” (Revelation 13:15).
Because the evil found in the Spirit of the False Prophet has the power to energize the collective Image of the Beast through this iniquitous process, the LORD firmly instructed His disciples to separate themselves from those who did not receive the Word concerning the life in Christ which they were delivering, and to focus only on those who had ears to hear:
“And into whatsoever city ye enter…say unto them, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you” (Luke 10:8-11).
At the risk of redundancy, and to be certain this is understood, we note how the “third part” which is redeemed is not to be confused with the “third part” described as the artificial relationship formed between the good and the evil – and that is precisely the point. The oft cited passage in Zechariah concerning the singular redeemed “third part,” is one with the LORD:
“…two parts therein shall be cut off and die…and I will bring the third part through the fire..…and they shall call on my name” (Zechariah 13:8,9).
However, the third created by the collision of good and evil, is the synthetic center, which is epitomized by the relationship between righteousness and iniquity – a sensually stimulated fellowship which is created by the mingling of the two opposites:
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write….I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold not hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 1:14,16).
-- James Lloyd
Sin, when it hath conceived, bringeth forth….
Another look at the relationship between the Beast who received the deadly wound, and the False Prophet is found in the James Lloyd book The Beast That Was.